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Automatic Speech Recognition and Translation of a Swiss German Dialect: Walliserdeutsch
Type of publication: Conference paper
Citation: Garner_IS_2014
Publication status: Published
Booktitle: Proceedings of Interspeech
Year: 2014
Month: September
Address: Singapore
Abstract: Walliserdeutsch is a Swiss German dialect spoken in the south west of Switzerland. To investigate the potential of automatic speech processing of Walliserdeutsch, a small database was collected based mainly on broadcast news from a local radio station. Experiments suggest that automatic speech recognition is feasible: use of another (Swiss German) database shows that the small data size lends itself to bootstrapping from other data; use of Kullback-Leibler HMM suggests that phoneme mapping techniques can compensate for a grapheme-based dictionary. Experiments also indicate that statistical machine translation is feasible; the difficulty of small data size is offset by the close proximity to (high) German.
Projects Idiap
Authors Garner, Philip N.
Imseng, David
Meyer, Thomas
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